The University of Iowa is seeking a Manager for the Newborn Screening (NBS) Laboratory, located at the Branch Laboratory of The State Hygienic Laboratory, in Ankeny Iowa. This is a CLIA (https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/ivd-regulatory-assistance/clinical-laboratory-improvement-amendments-clia) certified laboratory. Under minimal supervision, the Newborn Screening Clinical Lab Manager will oversee the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of resources and activities of the NBS Laboratory. This position directs the daily operations of the unit, provides direct supervision to lab supervisory staff, and monitors quality control and quality assurance. This role will be required to work occasional weekends and holidays.
About the State Hygienic Laboratory The State Hygienic Laboratory's main facilities are headquartered on the University of Iowa's Research Park campus northwest of Iowa City in Coralville. Additional testing facilities are part of the Iowa Laboratory Facilities in Ankeny, a Des Moines suburb.
Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront of public health issues in Iowa. As the state's public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa's 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.
Education or Equivalency Required A master's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; with at least five years of laboratory experience in high complexity testing.
In accordance with CLIA regulations, an official or copy of an official, transcript will be required prior to an offer of employment. (Applicants with degrees from foreign institutions must have the transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/ and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation).
Three to five years newborn screening or clinical chemistry laboratory experience.
Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills.
Three or more years direct supervision of laboratory staff.
Demonstrate the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner while appreciating the unique contribution of an inclusive workforce that brings together the talents of people across multiple identities.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Demonstrate high proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
Demonstrate knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry; quality assurance programs; enzymatic assays; method validation; mathematical functions and ratios; laboratory safety and handling of chemicals, biological samples and laboratory equipment; newborn screening blood collection techniques and precautions; Federal CLIA, OSHA and state governmental standards and regulations.
Possession of a valid state or commercial driver's license, and the ability to meet University Fleet Safety Standards.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
PhD in Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Clinical Lab Science, Biology, or related field.
Demonstrated experience with developing and publishing peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.
Demonstrated experience with writing proposals and contracts and securing funding.
Demonstrated experience in having responsibility for all aspects of a research grant or contract, including budget, expenditures and agency reporting.
Experience in performing analytical troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and implementation of corrective actions to improve test procedures and instrument functionality.
Experience with analyzing and interpreting HPLC data, isoelectric focusing, mass spectrometry or DNA sequencing technologies.
Preference will also be given to individuals with management experience working in a newborn screening clinical laboratory and possessing knowledge of newborn screening assays and instrumentation.
Knowledge of UI policies, procedures and regulations.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
For a complete list of job requirements see post 23001204 at jobs.uiowa.edu
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.